First Edition hardcover is in good condition and shows modest signs of wear to covers. DJ is protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library copy with the usual marks and attachments. 383 pages. Hardcover binding. Year: 1973 ISBN: 0671218158 A stunning family saga of twentieth-century England. It is the rich and absorbing chronicle of life in East End London, of three generations of Wheelwrights and the world that they knew. Theirs was the world of Steadman Street, a place of constant drama. Nothing could be kept secret on Steadman Street. When a fight exploded from the pub to the pavement, everyone was kept awake. When a child screamed in sickness or a woman in childbirth, the neighbors had to hear. When there was a funeral, everyone stood silent at the door.